If you are having difficulty keeping your dentures in place, mini dental implants in Tucson, AZ with Dr. Robert Hawke could be the answer. Mini dental implants are a fast solution to wiggly dentures. Mini dental implants do not require major surgery or a long recovery period either. Now you can stabilize your dentures for good in just one office visit!
• Dine and socialize with confidence
• Gentle, non-surgical procedure and fast recovery
• Less expensive than traditional dental implants
• Mini dental implants can be used to stabilize dentures, fixed bridges and crowns
• Mini dental implants protect and preserve jaw bone and facial muscles
Mini dental implants are a tinier version of the standard titanium dental implant that Dr. Hawke places in the jawbone. The tips of the implant, the part that is visible above the gum line, are also ball-shaped and the base of the denture contains a retaining fixture with an O-ring function that works like a socket. Once the denture is lined up with the mini dental implants and snapped into place, the O-ring keeps it secure on the gum line for a comfortable, dependable fit.
Mini dental implants are good for your jawbone too. They mimic the characteristics of real tooth roots, which means they stimulate the bone to keep it healthy. Dentures alone can actually lead to bone loss because they do not make any contact with the jawbone.
A mini dental implants procedure takes little time and is well-tolerated by most patients. A local anesthetic or some light sedation is all you need. Dr. Hawke then places the implants into the jawbone using a very targeted and controlled technique that is not as invasive or time consuming as other procedures. No stiches are needed, and patients can go home and start using dentures the very same day.
Although mini dental implants in Tucson, AZ were originally designed to stabilize dentures, recent advancements in technology have made it possible to replace teeth with them as well. Call Dr. Hawke today to see if mini dental implants are right for you.